A Bit of Congratulations from CAS-ual Fridays

Hiya! It's FRIDAY! Woot! Woot!!! I'm getting a hair cut today. We'll see if I'm still 'wooting' after that. HA! Here's hopin'. In the meantime, we have a brand new challenge for you up over at CAS-ual Fridays! It's all about Congratulations this time around! Keep it CAS and make it fabulous!

You Deserve This and More

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is sponsoring this week, so that gave me a pretty darned good excuse to pull out this fun new stamp set! I love how it says congratulations without actually using that word...it's nice to mix it up now and then, wouldn't you agree? Just agree. It's Friday. K? K. Thanks, bunches! :)

This and More (detail)

Now it's your turn! Head on over to CAS-ual Fridays to check out the amazing inspiration and then link up YOUR take on the Congratulations CAS challenge!

Have a Happy!

Heck...have an EXTRA Happy!!!!


Heat Embossing on Patterned Paper - Yup. Totally doing it.

And totally LOVING it.  So, yeah, basically, for this card I started by stamping a large, solid diamond on patterned paper and then heat embossed it with a bold, red-toned embossing enamel.  I love that part!!!

Thank you for Everything

I used some awesome stamps from Hero Arts (see links below).  I LOVE this set!  Seriously.  It's just so USEFUL!  I also totally love that paper and the colors, and, well, basically... you understand.  I know you do.  'Cause you guys are just cool like that.  *sigh* Thanks for being cool like that.

Thank you for everything (detail)

So. That's what I have for you today. I love this one. Not gonna lie. I hope you love it, too! YAY! AND...I hope your day is super fantastic! It is certainly a BEAUTIFUL morning here in Massachusetts, so I'm looking forward to enjoying a few moments today. Moments. That's what it's all about.

Have a Happy!

P.S.  I have lost the source for that sentiment.  If anyone is able to tell me what it is, that would pretty much ROCK!  Thanks!



Yup.  All caps was TOTALLY necessary there.  For reals.  After all, what is a BEAR HUG, if it isn't HUGE?!!!!!  Right?  Right.  K.  That was a pretty fabulous way to start the day.  Just sayin'.

It's time for an ANYTHING GOES challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!  Woot!  Woot!  I know those are ALWAYS your favorites!  This week the Design Team is using products from Authentique and/or Bottle Cap Inc.!  Fun stuff! I decided to use the Authentique Fresh 6x6 papers for my card.  I LOVE this collection!  Absolutely gorgeous beachy, summery, nautical-ish goodness.  Yup.  Totally just wrote that sentence.  HA!

Bear Hugs

Oh, and did I mention that I mixed that awesome paper with a big strong dose of ADORABLE?!!!!  For reals.  I love this stamp set.  LOVE IT!  It's the Circle Friends set from Simon Says Stamp and it's quickly becoming a favorite of mine just because it is SO. FREAKIN'. ADORBS.  For reals.  Not just a little bit adorbs.  Lotsa adorbs.  I mean, for reals... it even makes me use words like ADORBS for goodness sake!

Bear Hugs (detail)

I used IMAGINE CRAFTS®/of Tsukineko®  Momento Markers in various colors.  I love these markers for stamping!  They are seriously the BEST stamping markers I've ever used.  LOVE!

AND...as per usual, one lucky participant is going to receive a $50 Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store because they rock like that.  Yup.  For reals.  Just sayin'.

Sooo.... if you would LIKE to have $50 in free money to spend at Simon Says Stamp, well, make a NEW card, post it somewhere including a link back to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog post, and link it up to the Challenge blog for your chance to win!  You creation MUST be new and you can enter up to five projects.  Woot!

Have a HAPPY!!!!!  :)